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Re: has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
I am curious as to the % of propane and iso-butane, and if they might have beefed up the canister strength to handle perhaps a higher percentage of propane (so a heavier cartridge?). Jim, 20/80 ...

In GEAR » has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
November 27, 1:05pm

re: sleeping gear for the jungle
I haven't been to Panama, but close--Costa Rica's Osa peninsula. That Panama humidity is something to behold. I started out using a 200 weight fleece bag, which was far too warm at 75*F. It...

In GEAR » Semi-commercial sleeping gear for the jungle
November 25, 9:56am

re: trashed exped synmat
I have no idea what the inside of that Synmat looks like, but the MYOG in me thinks that the strong gossamer-like shell material might make a sweet, light stuff sack. On the other hand, if the insu...

In GEAR » any use for a trashed exped synmat??
November 20, 11:00am

Re: Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
Bring 50% more whiskey than you think you'll drink. After your pal downs his full stash the first night, on the second night he'll always ask, "Hey buddy, got any more of that stuff?&q...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
November 19, 8:38am

Re: Snow Peak Canister -- Made in Korea
Jerry, if it doesn't say so on the canister, how do you know that it's actually iso-butane/propane?

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 18, 10:56am

Re: Sriracha
Thanks to Kate for the link. I just ordered 200 of the packets, but the cheapest shipping was UPS ground at over $15, So it came out to 14 cents/packet. Still not bad, and I'll have a whole bun...

In GEAR » Sriracha!!!
November 14, 10:36am

Re: MSR Windboiler
I appreciate the detailed evaluation you are doing with the Windboiler, Jim. This stove looks pretty good overall. As an aside, I think I had mentioned that we were able to borrow a Windboiler ...

In GEAR » MSR Windboiler Stove: Trail Report
November 13, 9:06am

Re: Canted vs. vertical canister
I see, Roger, so we're stuck with wax-gunk no matter what. Shouldn't dirt be rare or non-existant with quality canisters? And to get the last bit of fuel out of it, we need to set the inver...

In GEAR » Recommend me a disposal cylinder stove
November 12, 2:58pm

Re: Minimum temperature for inverted canister stove
I can't match Stephen's temperature, but this morning I tested my Windpro II and my Caffin stove on the patio at a bracing +4* F (no wind), and both stoves functioned quite well. Not as eff...

In GEAR » Minimum temperature for inverted canister stove
November 12, 11:10am

Canted vs. vertical canister
Robert, I'm thinking like you. When I first saw Jetboil's Joule stove, I thought they might be courting disaster with the vertical canister. So I geeked out and cut the bottom off an empty ...

In GEAR » Recommend me a disposal cylinder stove
November 12, 10:49am

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm